The Foram Group Charitable Foundation is dedicated to finding, encouraging, and providing financial or technical support to individuals and organizations that are experimenting with “controlled environment” farming methods such as aquaponics and vertical farming.
Where we are from - Foram Group, Inc was founded in 1978 to provide fiduciary real estate services to high net worth individuals and families who invested or wished to invest in large farm, ranch, or timber properties in the Southeastern United States. Driven by a “sustainable philosophy” in agriculture, we have grown our clients’ rural portfolios to over 20,000 acres of farm, timberland, and master-planned communities and have matured into other areas of interest including vertical development and most recently “Controlled Environment” Farming. We developed and managed the Brickell World Plaza office building in Miami, Florida and The Bartram Apartments in Gainesville, Florida. Both LEED Certified developments. Now, we are incorporating this same “sustainable philosophy” into “controlled environment” farming.
Where we are going - With our background in agriculture and focus on cutting edge infrastructure we have created the Foram Group Charitable Foundation to help foster and accelerate the development and implementation of "controlled environment" farming. This method of farming is the best way to tackle the waste and inefficiencies of our current food production systems. We also seek to educate individuals about this method of farming to garner further interest in its development and implementation.
How we are going to get there - We support individuals and organizations that share our goals via financial and/or technical support. Through this system, we will elevate novel ideas that have the potential to make "controlled farming" economically viable.
In pursuant of our goal to create an economically viable "controlled farming” system, Foram is investing in small farmers with big ideas who have the potential to change the game of food production.
Georgia Southern University
Foram Group Charitable Foundation is working in partnership with Georgia Southern University to deliver the next generation in food production to the mass market. With Foram Group Charitable Foundation’s financial support and Georgia Southern's faculty and facilities; a state of the art solar powered aquaponics system will be built on the university campus. The Foram Sustainable Aquaculture Center will allow research to be conducted by faculty and students in an interdisciplinary course for the advancement of sustainable aquaculture.